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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095492/growth-hormone-deficiency-is-associated-with-worse-cardiac-function-physical-performance-and-outcome-in-chronic-heart-failure-insights-from-the-t-o-s-ca-ghd-study
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Michele Arcopinto, Andrea Salzano, Francesco Giallauria, Eduardo Bossone, Jörgen Isgaard, Alberto M Marra, Emanuele Bobbio, Olga Vriz, David N Åberg, Daniele Masarone, Amato De Paulis, Lavinia Saldamarco, Carlo Vigorito, Pietro Formisano, Massimo Niola, Francesco Perticone, Domenico Bonaduce, Luigi Saccà, Annamaria Colao, Antonio Cittadini
BACKGROUND: Although mounting evidence supports the concept that growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) affects cardiovascular function, no study has systematically investigated its prevalence and role in a large cohort of chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. Aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of GHD in mild-to-moderate CHF and to explore clinical and functional correlates of GHD. METHODS: One-hundred thirty CHF patients underwent GH provocative test with GHRH+arginine and accordingly categorized into GH-deficiency (GHD, n = 88, age = 61...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086960/the-relationship-between-synovitis-quantified-by-an-ultrasound-7-joint-inflammation-score-and-physical-disability-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cohort-study
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Jakub Závada, Petra Hánová, Jana Hurňáková, Lenka Szczuková, Michal Uher, Šárka Forejtová, Martin Klein, Herman Mann, Marta Olejárová, Olga Růžičková, Olga Šléglová, Karel Hejduk, Karel Pavelka
BACKGROUND: Restoring normal physical functioning is a major therapeutic aim in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is unknown, whether the extent of synovial inflammation quantified by musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) can predict current or future capacity for physical functioning. To answer this question we investigated the longitudinal relationship between physical function assessed by the health assessment questionnaire (HAQ) and the German 7-joint ultrasound score (US7S) in a prospective cohort of patients with RA...
January 13, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086907/identification-of-the-main-determinants-of-abdominal-aorta-size-a-screening-by-pocket-size-imaging-device
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Roberta Esposito, Federica Ilardi, Vincenzo Schiano Lomoriello, Regina Sorrentino, Vincenzo Sellitto, Giuseppe Giugliano, Giovanni Esposito, Bruno Trimarco, Maurizio Galderisi
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound exam as a screening test for abdominal aorta (AA) can visualize the aorta in 99% of patients and has a sensitivity and specificity approaching 100% in screening settings for aortic aneurysm. Pocket Size Imaging Device (PSID) has a potential value as a screening tool, because of its possible use in several clinical settings. Our aim was to assess the impact of demographics and cardiovascular (CV) risk factors on AA size by using PSID in an outpatient screening. METHODS: Consecutive patients, referring for a CV assessment in a 6 months period, were screened...
January 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076590/effect-of-maternal-exercises-on-biophysical-fetal-and-maternal-parameters-a-transversal-study
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Caroline Mombaque Dos Santos, Wendel Mombaque Dos Santos, Francisco Maximiliano Pancich Gallarreta, Camila Pigatto, Luiz Osório Cruz Portela, Edson Nunes de Morais
Objective: To evaluate the acute effects of maternal and fetal hemodynamic responses in pregnant women submitted to fetal Doppler and an aerobic physical exercise test according to the degree of effort during the activity and the impact on the well-being. Methods: Transversal study with low risk pregnant women, obtained by convenience sample with gestational age between 26 to 34 weeks. The participants carry out a progressive exercise test. Results: After the exercise session, reduced resistance (p=0...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074044/diabetic-myonecrosis-a-rare-complication-of-diabetes-mellitus-mimicking-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Himanshu K Khanna, Andrew C Stevens
BACKGROUND Diabetic myonecrosis is an uncommon complication of long-standing poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. It presents as acute non-traumatic swelling and pain of the lower extremity, which can mimic deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The clinical course is usually self-limiting and patients respond well to supportive medical therapy. CASE REPORT A 54-year-old male with past medical history of poorly controlled diabetes mellitus type II, hyperlipidemia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and remote history of DVT presented to our emergency department with 2-week history of progressively worsening left calf pain and swelling...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050946/diagnosing-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-with-doppler-ultrasonography-a-comparison-of-ultrasonographic-measurements-and-electrophysiological-severity
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Nihal Kutlar, Ayse Oytun Bayrak, İlkay Koray Bayrak, Sevgi Canbaz, Hande Türker
INTRODUCTION: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy. Diagnosis is based on clinical history, physical examination, and electrophysiological studies. Imaging techniques are performed for difficult-to-diagnose cases because they provide information about the morphology of the median nerve. More recently, it has been shown that Doppler ultrasonography can detect increased intraneural blood flow in CTS. The aim of our study is to evaluate the relationship between the severity of CTS, hypervascularization, and cross-sectional area (CSA) to determine the diagnostic value of Doppler ultrasonography...
February 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042750/pseudo-aneurysm-a-rare-complication-of-ankle-arthroscopy
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Mathew Davis, David Brooks, William Bryceson
A 53-year-old woman underwent arthroscopic ankle debridement for posttraumatic arthrofibrosis 2 years following a bimalleolar ankle fracture. Twelve months postarthroscopy, the patient returned to physical therapy with a 2-week history of pain and prominent swelling to her anterior ankle. Urgent follow-up was arranged with an orthopaedic surgeon, who ordered a radiograph and magnetic resonance imaging, which demonstrated a large heterogeneous mass. Doppler ultrasound was also ordered and confirmed the mass to be a pseudo-aneurysm of the anterior tibial artery...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018723/spectrometer-calibration-for-spectroscopic-fourier-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Maciej Szkulmowski, Szymon Tamborski, Maciej Wojtkowski
We propose a simple and robust procedure for Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FdOCT) that allows to linearize the detected FdOCT spectra to wavenumber domain and, at the same time, to determine the wavelength of light for each point of detected spectrum. We show that in this approach it is possible to use any measurable physical quantity that has linear dependency on wavenumber and can be extracted from spectral fringes. The actual values of the measured quantity have no importance for the algorithm and do not need to be known at any stage of the procedure...
December 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003725/neonatal-cholestasis-as-initial-presentation-of-portosystemic-shunt-a-case-report
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Güzide Doğan, Fatih Düzgün, Serdar Tarhan, Yeliz Çağan Appak, Erhun Kasırga
Congenital intrahepatic portosystemic shunts are rare in children. Portosystemic venous malformations are characterized by extreme clinical variability. We report a full-term 33-day-old male infant presenting with neonatal jaundice. On physical examination, he had generalized icterus and the liver was palpable 3.5 cm below the right costal margin. He had no other symptoms. Laboratory tests showed AST 632 U/L, ALT 198 U/L, total bilirubin 12.1 mg/dL, conjugated bilirubin 10.2 mg/dL, alkaline phosphatase 753 U/L, GGT 47 U/L and glucose 67 U/L...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998205/2015-parapan-american-games-autonomic-function-but-not-physical-activity-is-associated-with-vascular-cognitive-impairment-in-spinal-cord-injury
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Aaron A Phillips, Jordan W Squair, Katharine Dianne Currie, Shieak Tzeng, Phil Ainslie, Andrei V Krassioukov
Autonomic dysfunction and diminished capacity for physical exercise are commonly implicated in the 3-4 fold increased risk of cerebrovascular disease after spinal cord injury (SCI). We assessed cerebrovascular function [transcranial Doppler; neurovascular coupling (NVC) and cerebral pressure-flow regulation] in elite national level wheelchair rugby players (n=23), normally active SCI individuals (n=12), and able-bodied controls (n=13). Cognitive (Stroop) and autonomic function (postural change) was also evaluated...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983546/the-measurement-of-cutaneous-blood-flow-in-healthy-volunteers-subjected-to-physical-exercise-with-ultrasound-doppler-imaging-and-laser-doppler-flowmetry
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Helena Lenasi, Nejka Potočnik, Nikolaj Petrishchev, Marina Papp, Anastasia Egorkina, Marina Girina, Marina Skedina, Anna Kovaleva
We evaluated blood flow parameters in the cutaneous with the help of high-frequency ultrasound Doppler flowmetry (UDF) and laser Doppler fluxmetry (LDF) after submaximal physical exercises on cycloergometer. During investigation by means of UDF medium linear speed of blood flow was estimated in absolute values (Vam) in cm/s. The level of perfusion in the volume of tissue in a unit of time was registered in perfusion units (PU) with the help of LDF. Comparison of values of Vam and PU was made every 20 s during recovery period of every patient...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965510/the-effect-of-high-dose-steroid-treatment-used-for-the-treatment-of-acute-demyelinating-diseases-on-endothelial-and-cardiac-functions
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Mehmet Vedat Çaldır, Güner Koyuncu Çelik, Özgür Çiftçi, İbrahim Haldun Müderrisoğlu
OBJECTIVE: The cardiovascular effects of short-term high-dose steroid treatment (pulse steroid treatment) have not yet been clarified. We examined the short- and long-term effects of pulse steroid treatment in demyelinating diseases on endothelial and cardiac functions. METHODS: In this prospective study, we included 35 patients (20 females and 15 males; mean age, 32.8±9.3 years) who were not treated with steroids and who were previously diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optica...
December 1, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925647/left-ventricular-function-assessed-by-one-point-carotid-wave-intensity-in-newly-diagnosed-untreated-hypertensive-patients
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Olga Vriz, Serena Favretto, Joanna Jaroch, Rychard Wojciech, Eduardo Bossone, Caterina Driussi, Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Paolo Palatini, Krystyna Loboz-Grudzien
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether newly diagnosed untreated hypertensive patients show higher left ventricular (LV) contractility, as assessed by traditional echocardiographic indices and carotid wave intensity (WI) parameters, including amplitude of the peak during early (W1 ) and late systole (W2 ). METHODS: A total of 145 untreated hypertensive patients were compared with 145 age- and sex-matched normotensive subjects. They underwent comprehensive echocardiography and WI analysis...
January 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925588/fabrication-of-two-flow-phantoms-for-doppler-ultrasound-imaging
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Xiaowei Zhou, David A Kenwright, Shiying Wang, John A Hossack, Peter R Hoskins
Flow phantoms are widely used in studies associated with Doppler ultrasound measurements, acting as an effective experimental validation system in cardiovascular-related research and in new algorithm/instrumentation development. The development of materials that match the acoustic and mechanical properties of the vascular system is of great interest while designing flow phantoms. Although recipes that meet the flow phantom standard defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission 61685 are already available in the literature, the standard procedure for material preparations and phantom fabrications has not been well established...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913565/a-24-year-old-male-with-a-painful-and-cold-lower-extremity
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Eric A Robinson, Zain I Khalpey, Rajesh Janardhanan
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 24-year-old male presented to the emergency department with intense pain in his right lower extremity. He has a medical history significant for systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome. He also had four prior episodes of deep venous thromboses on rivaroxaban. The patient stated that early in the morning, he started to feel intense pain that started from his knee and progressed to his calf, with associated numbness and paraesthesia. On physical examination, the limb felt cold with absent right popliteal and dorsalis pedis pulses...
December 2, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910558/preliminary-measurements-of-the-edge-magnetic-field-pitch-from-2-d-doppler-backscattering-in-mast-and-nstx-u-invited
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R G L Vann, K J Brunner, R Ellis, G Taylor, D A Thomas
The Synthetic Aperture Microwave Imaging (SAMI) system is a novel diagnostic consisting of an array of 8 independently phased antennas. At any one time, SAMI operates at one of the 16 frequencies in the range 10-34.5 GHz. The imaging beam is steered in software post-shot to create a picture of the entire emission surface. In SAMI's active probing mode of operation, the plasma edge is illuminated with a monochromatic source and SAMI reconstructs an image of the Doppler back-scattered (DBS) signal. By assuming that density fluctuations are extended along magnetic field lines, and knowing that the strongest back-scattered signals are directed perpendicular to the density fluctuations, SAMI's 2-D DBS imaging capability can be used to measure the pitch of the edge magnetic field...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910367/applications-of-doppler-free-saturation-spectroscopy-for-edge-physics-studies-invited
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E H Martin, A Zafar, J B O Caughman, R C Isler, G L Bell
Doppler-free saturation spectroscopy provides a very powerful method to obtain detailed information about the electronic structure of the atom through measurement of the spectral line profile. This is achieved through a significant decrease in the Doppler broadening and essentially an elimination of the instrument broadening inherent to passive spectroscopic techniques. In this paper we present the technique and associated physics of Doppler-free saturation spectroscopy in addition to how one selects the appropriate transition...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906477/blood-pressure-measurements-in-780-apparently-healthy-cats
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J R Payne, D C Brodbelt, V Luis Fuentes
BACKGROUND: Mean systolic blood pressure in apparently healthy cats has been reported as approximately 125 mmHg using direct assessment, but there is greater variability in reported values using indirect assessment. Increasing age and the white-coat effect are associated with increased systolic blood pressure. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To report Doppler-derived blood pressure measurements from a large population of apparently healthy cats and to assess epidemiologic factors associated with recorded blood pressures...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904914/testicular-infarction-in-a-patient-with-spinal-cord-injury-with-epididymitis-a-case-report
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Po-Cheng Hsu, William J Huang, Shih-Fong Huang
: O-bjective: To describe a case of epididymitis-related testicular infarction in a patient with spinal cord injury. CASE REPORT: A 22-year-old man with a traumatic spinal cord injury (American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale A; neurological level, C4) developed epididymitis during hospitalization. He presented with spiking fever, autonomic dysreflexia, and increased spasticity. Physical examination revealed a rapidly progressive, firm swelling of the right hemiscrotum; however, the patient had no subjective complaint of pain owing to a loss of sensation...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895320/clinical-experience-with-pancreas-graft-rescue-from-severe-thrombus-after-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplantation-by-early-detection-with-doppler-ultrasound-a-case-report
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Mitsunobu Takeda, Daisaku Yamada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Tadafumi Asaoka, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Kunihito Goto, Koichi Kawamoto, Yutaka Takeda, Masahiro Tanemura, Toshinori Ito, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
BACKGROUND Graft thrombosis is the main cause of early graft loss after transplantation. In Japan, pancreases available for transplantation are frequently from marginal donors due to diverse backgrounds in the population. However, marginal tissues increase the risk of early thrombosis in the graft. CASE REPORT Here, we describe a 41-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes mellitus who underwent a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation. The pancreas was retrieved from a 34-year-old man who had experienced severe hemodynamic instability...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
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